Minutes 355 - 376.
DIESEL LIGHT WEIGHT TRAINS COMMITTEE
Minutes of 35th meeting held on the 4th October, 1955.
.E.S.Hunt, Assistant General Manager. (Chairman)
" B.Adkinson, Assistant Motive Power Supt, Euston
" A.N.Butland, Assistant Civil Engineer, Euston
" N.H.R.Dade, Assistant to Regional Accountant, Euston
" A.Dixon, representing P.R.& P.O., Euston
" T.Fiske, Assistant to General Manager (Modernisation), Euston
" S.H.Gould, Assistant Operating Superintendent, Euston
" E.J.Larkin, Assistant M.& E. Engineer, Derby
" H.G.N.Read, Assistant Commercial Manager, Euston
" E.Stanley, Assistant C. & W.Engineer, Derby
" R.Varley, Assistant to General Manager, Euston
" C. Lakin, General Manager's Office, Euston. (Secretary)
Noted that the conversion of the two vestibule coaches is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Agreed that when vehicles are ready for test, Mr.Larkin will arrange with Mr.Butland and North Eastern Region for speed tests to be carried out on the Liverpool, Leeds, Bradford lines. Mr Larkin will supply Mr.Butland with particulars of axle load etc. when the vehicles are completed.
The question of seating arrangements was discussed and it was agreed that considerations can be given to this matter pending the result of the trials, and Mr.Gould will look into the number of coaches required for the individual schemes.
Noted - that the authority of the Area Board has been requested for an expenditure of £20,000 for conversion of the two coaches.